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Wild Sour Series: Flanders Red - Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works

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Wild Sour Series: Flanders Red
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

18 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 14.15%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MaximalC on 06-13-2014)
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Notes from July 16, 2014 at Hopleaf, Chicago, IL

A: Reddish brown. A bit hazy. No head and no lacing.

S: Plum, cherry and raisin.

T: Big plum flavor. A bit tart plum skin. Has a hint of sweeter dried fruit notes like raisin.

M: Thin and carbonated

D: Looks smells and tastes like plum. Not too sour at all.

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poured into a CS tulip glass.

Appearance: murky brown body with a dark reddish hue. Big and thick off white almost khaki colored head. Has decent head retention and leaves a really thick lacing on the glass. Head eventually drops down to no head at all.

Smell: Brine, salt, pickles and plums.

Taste: Very similar to the nose. You pick up the brine, pickles, and salt immediately; its pretty evident. A hint of ripe plums. Slightly vegetal. Weird flavor combination. Minimal tartness; not sour at all. 1/10 on level of tartness found in this beer.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with medium carbonation levels. Creamy carbonation. The beer feels fairly watery, not dryness at all.

Overall: Here Gose nothing was a pickle, salt, and brine bomb. The Flanders Red seems like it has a similar flavor profile to it. I really am pretty disappointed that this wasn't better because I would love an affordable canned sour beer that is readily available to be a real situation... Destihl Wild sour series is now 0-2 in the canned sour line up. This is nothing close to a Flander Red style sour ale; buyer beware.

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Pours a rich, rose-amber color with a minimal head. Tastes of apple cider vinegar, salt, pomegranate, and purple grapes. It's tart, but not excessively so. A touch of grain husk lingers on the back end.

This is a full-flavored sour ale that strikes a good balance between fruitiness and sourness. Many of the traditional flagship Flanders reds tend to be a little too sour and one-dimensional for my tastes, so this was a pleasant change of pace.

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Wild Sour Series: Flanders Red from Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works
91 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.